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FSF - Should Players Take Pay Cut?

Should players take a wage cut? The Football Supporters` Federation (FSF) Survey

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The UK is clawing its way out of a recession, our cousins across the Irish Sea are doing all they can to avoid bankruptcy and millions of us are fearful of redundancy. Things are tight. However, in the world of Premier League football, the party has carried on as normal. Fans pay fortunes to fund the wages of players earning as much as £200,000 per week. This can`t be right, can it?

Or do you think, so what? It`s a free market and players are perfectly entitled to earn as much as they possibly can. After all, it`s a short career which could be over tomorrow and players contribute multi-millions to the Exchequer. In the past players missed out on the profits their talents generated - better they get the money than some fat cat in the boardroom, surely?

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday November 30 2010
Time: 10:46AM


I don't care what the players earn ..... they do need to cut the ticket prices though.
30/11/2010 10:58:00
Problem is clubs like Man City paying fortunes to players who are not worth it... Paying Adebayor 150k a week makes him intransferable because no club can afford his wages... I believe City have to pay part of Robinho's salary too...
30/11/2010 11:57:00
Wasn't it Leeds United who paid Seth Johnson's wages for about 2 years after he left?
30/11/2010 12:27:00
Lot of money in the game, but I'd rather it went to the players than anywhere else. Supply and demand as far as tickets are concerned. I would LOVE to see them reduced, but whilst I'm paying the prices I can't really make the argument.
Little Dutch
30/11/2010 14:50:00
I think that’s the rub LD. There will be less money around for people to be able to afford tickets at their current price. Lower attendances will start to have an effect.
Sir Henry
30/11/2010 15:03:00
09 FIFA accounts show total staff costs of $63.1m for 361 staff $174,792 each. The players are the product and deserve as much as your average joe film star. Its FIFA who rape the game.
30/11/2010 16:50:00
They can't cut the ticket prices until they cut wages though. If they cut prices a bit Arsenal may not have the Grove following Library Highbury's legacy. There are obviously enough fans who are willing to pay the price, but, at the risk of starting a class war ala Roy Keane, are the fans that are priced out the fans who would provide a 'better' atmosphere?
30/11/2010 17:13:00
£200, 000 a week for playing football, and some of you are prepared to defend that. We're living in a sick society.
Tony Rocky Horror
30/11/2010 18:58:00
Whilst we're all "buying into the product" in one way or another and pumping our money into it, we've really no right to decry players wages. It's voluntary, it's a choice, if you choose to fund it, you can't rightly complain about it. It sits uncomfortably with me that footballers can earn that much money when doctors and nurses don't, but unless you vote Socialist, again, you can't really complain. We get the society we deserve.
Little Dutch
01/12/2010 08:11:00
Precisely, and until football fans say "enough is enough, we're not putting up with this anymore" the greed will continue.
Tony Rocky Horror
01/12/2010 16:23:00
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